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Go Fly a Kite!


Spring in the neighborhood!

This kite has been in this tree for years.
I see it every time I take a walk down the road near my house.

Hopefully your weekend will be a bit more promising?

(Thus ends my F-stop meandering...for now.)

 

Go Fly a Kite!


Spring in the neighborhood!

This kite has been in this tree for years.
I see it every time I take a walk down the road near my house.

Hopefully your weekend will be a bit more promising?

(Thus ends my F-stop meandering...for now.)

 

comments (48)

  • zed
  • Australia
  • 27 Mar 2009, 00:19
Love the blue sky's and new buds on the tree, spring has arrived
Ginnie Hart: Spring has definitely arrived, Tony...and that's when I DO think about flying a kite! smile
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 27 Mar 2009, 00:50
Wonderful Ginnie have a great weekend
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Vintage. You, too, even though you'll be at work.
  • sherri
  • United States
  • 27 Mar 2009, 01:36
Such a vividly colored image and yet so sad to hear it's been there for years.
Ginnie Hart: What amazes me most, Sherri, is that no one has taken it down. It is not that high up.
  • rian
  • Mobile, US
  • 27 Mar 2009, 01:45
wow! that a long time, huh? love the blues in this one.. have a great weekend! smile
Ginnie Hart: We've lived here for 11 years, Rian, and it may be at least that long! Thanks.
Ginnie you didn't tell me you're the Vincent van Gogh of the photographers! wink
Love the colors, a likey for me!
Ginnie Hart: No No No, Rafael...do NOT confuse me with Van Gogh. There is no comparison, but I thank you for the compliment. You are very kind.
  • EYES WIDE SHUT
  • Wherever the winds of fate find me
  • 27 Mar 2009, 04:32
Oh, the poor little fella, trapped and longing for it's freedom once more.

Neat shot, Ginnie. Have a terrific wekend smile
Ginnie Hart: Makes you wonder why no one has taken it down, Paul. Maybe its for old time's sake? Thanks.
  • Nathan
  • United States
  • 27 Mar 2009, 05:04
The kid who got it stuck up there must of been real sad, looks like a cool kite.
Ginnie Hart: That kid must be an adult by now, Nathan. grin Thanks.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 27 Mar 2009, 05:13
tongue you only have to say that once to me....I am outside in a NY-second.....for people who do not know what a NY-second is......the 1/10 of a Dutch-second....grin
Prachtige foto, geweldige kleuren en het voorjaar komt eraan.
Een goed weekend smile
Ginnie Hart: So, are you saying I should NOT sell my kites, Musketeer??? grin Every time Spring arrives, I think of flowers AND kites. Don't ask me why. It must be because the long winter's night has passed and it's time to be a Child again! TGIF.
  • Klaus
  • Germany
  • 27 Mar 2009, 06:05
Ginnie, many things have a long life;-) Like the nice blue sky ... hope spring comes soon.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Klaus, you're right, even if not as mobile as in their youth. smile Danke.
  • rem_la
  • France
  • 27 Mar 2009, 06:11
j'aime la couleur du ciel !
Ginnie Hart: That day was a real beauty, Rem. Merci.
quel ciel!
et quelle poésie dans cette photo
Ginnie Hart: It definitely has its story, O-P. Merci.
Stunning colors Ginnie !
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Ferdi.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 27 Mar 2009, 06:45
A wonderful motif- a remembrance of last autumns, the times of flying a kite, a warm feeling of spring while looking at the bright-blue sky-what a sky!- and the blossoms- lentekriebels!- and a symbol of...- oh no, today no symbol of lost dreams! Let us dream of a lovely weekeind and... (I'm expecting some nice events)!
Ginnie Hart: For some reason, this kite does not make me sad, Philine, because I imagine that it had a nice flight before it landed here to rest for the remainder of its days. But then, I tend to be pretty optimistic about such things. smile I think you do, too! Danke.
  • Frida
  • Sweden
  • 27 Mar 2009, 08:16
It seams to have been a subject for some ware and tare. Have a wonderful spring weekend!
Ginnie Hart: Wear and tear it definitely has, Frida, but seems none the worse for it. It may never fly again but it lives on in the hearts of us who see it often. smile
  • Aussie
  • Cedar Vale
  • 27 Mar 2009, 08:16
Well spotted, the colour would peep through even when there are leaves on the tree.
Ginnie Hart: You're right, Aussie, because it does. It insists on living! smile
It is like many years ago when they would leave executed people on display as a warning to others.
Ginnie Hart: Oh my, Chad. I will have to erase that thought from my mind's eye forever! sad
The fate of most kitestongue
Ginnie Hart: I have two kites, Bill, that I store away every year and have at the ready to take out at a moment's notice. Which reminds me...if the weather is good, maybe I'll take g'son, Nicholas, to fly a kite this weekend! smile
  • blackdog
  • the third stone from the sun
  • 27 Mar 2009, 09:12
This is the kind of thing that would always happen to me! Hours trying to get the thing in the air then after a moments euphoria whack, stuck in a tree. Such is life ;o)
Ginnie Hart: HA! My happiest memories of kite-flying, Mike, are on the beaches of Santa Monica and La Jolla in California when our kids were growing up in the '70s. You could actually set the thing aloft and then anchor it down in the sand by the beach towels and it would just fly happily the rest of the day. The ocean breezes would dance with it the entire time. And NO TREES to obstruct it! That was heaven. smile
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 27 Mar 2009, 09:57
Lol at Chad - is this a warning to other kites?! Love the brightness of the colours and the way the pink flowers are picked out in the pink of the kite.
Ingrid
Ginnie Hart: I have had to erase Chad's comment from my mind's eye, Ingrid! sad It's the bright-but-fading colors that keep it alive for me.
too bad this one won't fly anymore
Ginnie Hart: You're right, Chantal, but it still brings a smile to my face every time I see it. Memories of happy days gone by.
You willhave leaves soon. Wow!
Ginnie Hart: There is a yellow-green hue across the land these days, Mary, everywhere you look here in Atlanta. Spring has definitely spring! Soon pollen will cover everything.
Superb capture Ginnie. Have a great weekend!
Ginnie Hart: Merci, Richard. You, too.
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 27 Mar 2009, 11:38
Great find! Love the colors in this. It's as if the kite is waiting to be untangled..to start its new spring life!!
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Marcie. It's clear it has NOT yet given up the ghost! smile
  • david
  • United States
  • 27 Mar 2009, 11:49
trees...the mortal foes of kites the world around. good shot.
Ginnie Hart: And yet we still love the challenge, don't we, David! smile Thanks.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 27 Mar 2009, 12:47
Ungainly, but not uncommon, end to what was probably a short, joyous life...

As a child, I used to make kites from newspaper and twigs, as there was no money for better material...your picture brings it back, Ginnie...thank you.
Ginnie Hart: Ohhh, how wonderful, Ray. I love what images like this can do for us. Thanks for sharing that.
  • Martin
  • United States
  • 27 Mar 2009, 13:28
Nice work with the colors. Again!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, dear Martin.
last year's big bird. Great find, Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: HA! I like that, Wim. Thanks.
  • martie
  • United States
  • 27 Mar 2009, 13:34
What a wonderful photo! The little buds on the tree, the colors of the kite - matching with the orange on the tree. And that sky! WOW! (Does remind me of Charlie Brown's kite eating tree...)
Ginnie Hart: Awwww. How could I have forgotten about Charlie Brown! Thanks for the reminder, Martie!
First i thought it was a helicopter high in the sky ...and then i thought of a fish ( but i haven't a clue why) but of course it had to be a kite... er umm or did it ..
Ha ! richard
Ginnie Hart: And I bet you haven't even had too much to drink, Richard?! smile
The kite must be so sad to be stuck there without any kids.
Ginnie Hart: I think the kids have all grown up and moved away...that's how long it has been there, Michael!
How lucky to get such a brilliant blue sky to set the main subjects off against Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: I was very lucky that day, Brian. smile
I cant say well spotted then..can I?..A fine shot against that blue Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 27 Mar 2009, 16:16
Poor thing!
Ginnie Hart: I know, Chris. I know.
il y a pas un volontaire dans la salle !!! jolie compo et surprenant les couleurs se marient bien avec l'arbre A+
ici gris et pluie sad
Ginnie Hart: Interestingly, Patrick, we've had much rain since that day, so I was really lucky! Merci.
  • Tracy
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 27 Mar 2009, 17:58
Wonderful shot Musketeersmile
Very sprig like.
Happy weekend.smile
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Tracy! Thanks.
  • Ellie
  • England
  • 27 Mar 2009, 23:01
Goodness, I wonder how long it wil take to finally decay?
Ginnie Hart: Forever, Ellie. Forever!
  • lasiate
  • Philippines
  • 27 Mar 2009, 23:49
la fin de la légèreté! belle image poétique et triste
Ginnie Hart: It does have a tinge of sadness to it, but it never feels sad when I see it, Lasiate. It seems very determined to stand the tests of time.
Ginnie, nice blue sky and great tree branches captured! Congrats!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks for your comment, Robert.
Beautiful ! The light is perfect !
Ginnie Hart: Merci, dear Zeb.
  • Jennie
  • United States
  • 28 Mar 2009, 13:37
This is really great, Ginnie. Have a great weekend.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks you, dear Jennie. Can you believe the weekend is already gone?!
  • Liang
  • United States
  • 28 Mar 2009, 14:48
wow it's been up there for that long eh? the spring is certainly here, but the allergies are simply hard to get rid of!
Ginnie Hart: Yes, that long, Liang. I feel sorry for those of you who have allergic reactions to spring. So sad. sad
  • Beat
  • Switzerland
  • 29 Mar 2009, 08:21
great find. like the beautifull colors. have a good weekend!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Beat.
  • Ilan
  • Israel
  • 29 Mar 2009, 20:49
Like a bird that reached the end of it's life.
It could be sad, but the vivid colors makes it happier, makes us believe the "bird" is in a better place now smile
Ginnie Hart: That's exactly my take on this, Ilan. I am never sad/depressed when I see it. Rather, it makes me smile. Such determination.
  • Christopher
  • Atlanta, United States
  • 29 Mar 2009, 21:08
Well, I guess it has found its new home. It seems to have become one with the tree.
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Christopher. It's final resting place! smile
  • Brian
  • United States
  • 29 Mar 2009, 23:19
Cool shot there Ginnie, too bad its not just caught but still flying.
Ginnie Hart: I know, Brian, but I guess all/some good things must come to an end???
That role should be well under that tree. As if I would feel safe hanging from its branches!
Ginnie Hart: HA! I guess it's safe since it's been there for so long...so maybe you'd be safe there as well, José Angel? smile
Haha, funny :-D

Probably I would also make a picture of this one, especially if you pass very often.
Colors are great!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Paul, for laughing with me. smile
Awesome shot - vibrant colors - love it. You spot the kind of details that my eyes usually miss smile
Ginnie Hart: Well, I'm sure I miss a lot, Thomas...seriously!

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